Even the most honest people are faced with lying when they are depressed.This is yet another indignity adding to the suffering of depression.Help is available—and you have more power over your mood than you think.There are many things you can do to change the way you feel and start feeling better today.
Even though it can feel like depression will never lift, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself start to regain your balance and feel more positive, energetic, and hopeful again.
And yet, asking for help when you’re in the midst of such strong emotions can be really tough. In the meantime, the following suggestions can help get you through until you feel ready to talk to someone: There is ALWAYS another solution, even if you can’t see it right now.
If talking to a stranger might be easier for you, call 1-800-273-TALK in the U. to speak in confidence to someone who can understand and help you deal with your feelings. Many people who have attempted suicide (and survived) say that they did it because they mistakenly felt there was no other solution to a problem they were experiencing.
Of course, we all expect to lie to store clerks and other strangers, or even coworkers or neighbors, when they ask how we are and the truthful answer is too personal.
But what about when a doctor asks—or clergy, someone we’re dating, our parents, our children, or our friends?